Shock, Large Brother followers! Whereas everybody wished for Large Brother 23 contestant Derek Xiao to get along with fellow contestant Hannah Chaddha, he was truly cozying as much as Claire Rehfuss in the jury home. In the phrases of our favourite actuality competitors host Julie Chen, count on the sudden.
‘Big Brother 23’ stars Claire and Derek discuss their new relationship
Large Brother 23 contestants Claire and Derek sat down with Us Weekly to debate their relationship and announce it to the world. They talked about that there was a connection between the two of them early on in the sport. Nevertheless it wasn’t till they arrived at the jury home that their romance began to blossom.
Claire stated, “I think that we both really felt the chemistry once we got to jury house and could really connect with each other. We would stay up late talking every single night, and we just really developed a bond.”
Derek continued, “I remember the first or second night that she was there, we stayed up all night just talking until 5:00 a.m. That happened every single night for the first, like, five days. That’s when I started really thinking like, ‘Wait a second, why didn’t this happen in the house? There’s such a strong connection and chemistry between us.’ I think that was the beginning of us thinking about what this could be.”
Claire and Derek wouldn’t be the first couple to return out of Large Brother. However their relationship remains to be a bit surprising to followers who solely noticed their connection as a friendship in Large Brother 23.
Is there any awkwardness between the couple and Hannah?
As talked about earlier than, the powers that be of Large Brother 23 had been pushing for a Derek and Hannah showmance. Julie Chen even requested Derek if he and Hannah would discover a relationship in his eviction interview. Though issues didn’t work out between Derek and Hannah, the new Large Brother couple promised there have been no onerous emotions between the three of them.
Derek stated, “When Hannah came, I think me and Hannah actually talked first. We were just on the same page that our relationship was better off as just friends. She is someone that I want to keep in my life, and I’m someone that she wants to keep in her life, just purely at a friendship level. It was just very platonic between us. But, in terms of awkwardness, I’d say zero to none, for all three of us.”
Claire added, “Yeah, I don’t think that there’s any awkwardness between us and Hannah. Hannah is just someone that will also be so important in my life. She was my little sister in the house, and she’s still my little sister. She’s still my best friend. I think she is aware of how important we are to each other, and then we are also individually to her. There’s really no ill will there at all. She just is an amazing person, and I adore her.” It seems like Claire, Derek, and Hannah will all be nice buddies for years to return after assembly one another in Large Brother 23.
How did Claire and Derek do in ‘Big Brother 23’?
Nicely, it’s factor that Claire and Derek not less than discovered love with one another because of Large Brother 23 as a result of neither of them earned the $750,000 prize.
Derek was evicted on Day 51 and got here in tenth place. In the meantime, Claire was evicted on Day 65 and got here in eighth place. They had been each victims of The Cookout, an alliance that steamrolled the competitors in Large Brother 23. Whereas each Claire and Derek aligned themselves with members of The Cookout, it was solely a matter of time earlier than their trusted companions needed to lower them. Derek’s associate was Hannah, and Claire’s was Tiffany.
In the finish, each Claire and Derek voted for Xavier to win Large Brother 23 and the prize cash. And whereas Xavier gained the sport, Claire and Derek gained one another’s hearts.